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Mary PruessMary Pruess
WQPT General Manager

February 2018


Dear Friends of WQPT

February is busy time at WQPT, as we prepare for our biggest family event Imagination Station. Its also an exciting month for us as we bring you new shows to our programming lineup. For our youngest viewers, a new children’s program, Pinkalicious and Peterrific begins on Tuesday, February 20. The animated series encourages children to explore the arts and spark creativity.

I am also pleased to announce three new local productions starting with WQPT’s Día de los Muertos: A History; followed by with Heritage Films’ East Meets West: The First Railroad Bridge to Cross the Mississippi River and Fourth Wall Films’ Good Earth: Awakening the Silent City. Illinois residents may find the Illinois Governor’s Budget message interesting, airing on Wednesday, February 14 at 12:00 p.m.

I’m excited to announce Chicago Tonight (WTTW, our Chicago sister PBS station’s flagship nightly newsmagazine) is coming to WQPT. The series, airing weekdays at 1:00pm. and 5:30pm., covers Illinois stories in politics, arts, science and technology, health, business, architecture, education, history, and more. I hope you will like this new addition to our schedule.

There is still time for children to enter WQPT PBS KIDS Writers Contest. The contest encourages children to express their creativity and storytelling. Deadline for submissions is March 30. Learn more

Mark your calendars for Imagination Station, our family-oriented event will be held on Saturday, March 17. The fun event features PBS characters, numerous activity stations and more. While the event is free, tickets are required for admission. To register, visit our website on Thursday, March 1. (An insider’s note, the tickets go quickly—often within the first day.) If you missed the tickets, there's still an opportunity to attend our special VIP event. Read more

Thank you for making WQPT part of your family—we're glad you're part of ours!

Warm regards,

 Mary Pruess


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